The Ladies run 3 knockout competitions each year:
- the Club Singles knockout, 2016 winner Lil Dykes, runner up Val Robinson
- the Daily Mail Foursomes Qualifier knockout, winners Ann Robathan and Julie Walker, runners up Elizabeth Robinson & Jackie Snowden
- the club mixed knockout, winners 2016 June Crossley & John Oldham, runners up Paul Wright & Sammy Fleck
The Golf club is very proud to have raised thousands of pounds over numerous years, for a variety of charities – Macmillan Cancer, The Broadfield Specialist School Oswaldtwistle, NW Air Ambulance, Help for Heroes, East Lancs Hospice,The Rosemere Cancer Support. For the third year running the Captain’s and Lady Captain’s Charity for 2017 is Rosemere Cancer. A variety of fund raising events are being held throughout the year. The monies will be handed over at a special meeting in November.
LADIES COURSE RECORD
The current Ladies course record, in place since 23 June 2001, is held by Sarah Walton (now Head Professional at Kington GC Hertfordshire).Score 70-8=62.
Prior to the course being revised it was held since 22 May 1990 by Laura Banks. Score 73-10=63
THE JAMES BRAID CONNECTION
A well known golfer in the 1920’s and course designer of many prestige courses, James Braid designed the Accrington course in 1928. We are very honoured to have as a Lady member, Lil Dykes (Lady Captain Elect 2018), the great grand-daughter of James Braid. She is an excellent golfer who only took up the game 10 years ago in her later years, after a successful international athletics career. Lil’s handicap is now down to 10. Watch this space –it must be in the genes!